• Post Date

    January 26, 2023

  • Reference Number

  • Division

    Martin Wheel

  • Department

  • Country

    United States

  • Location

    Tallmadge, Ohio

Junior Buyer

At Martin Wheel, a division of American Kenda Rubber, we owe our success to one simple fact: We employ the best people in the wheel business. We operate on core values of honesty, innovation, quality, and customer service. We are looking for an experienced Junior Buyer.

The Junior Buyer is expected to buy products to fill the supply chain requirements, preventing stock outages and missed shipments. The buyer will work with suppliers to ensure they are meeting request dates and company expectations and standards. The Junior Buyer is responsible for entering, expediting, and amending purchase orders. The Junior Buyer will be responsible for the completeness, clarity, and accuracy of requisitions, purchase orders, and order acknowledgments. The Junior Buyer will be responsible for creating and utilizing reports to support and analyze supply chain needs. Other responsibilities and activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review requirements, stock levels, and past-due reports daily.
  • Perform all administrative tasks associated with purchasing.
  • Provide timely communications to internal teams and suppliers regarding purchased items.
  • Participate in and initiate continuous improvement projects.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships and open communication with Customer Service, Sales, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Production teams, and suppliers at all times.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Some postsecondary education. Business or Supply chain focus preferred.

Strong Microsoft Office skills are required. Advanced Excel proficiency.

Experience with MRP/ERP systems

Required Skills

  • Analytical
  • Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Intermediate math skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Must be able to work as a part of a team

Preferred Skills

  • Self-Starter: Ability to jump in and have the drive to learn the company's needs
  • Comfortable and able to thrive when dealing with ambiguity
  • Comfortable and confident with changing technology
  • Strong written and verbal business communication
  • Ability to work under pressure and with deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Prioritization skills


  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, accident, critical care, and short-term & long-term disability insurance
  • 401K retirement program with employer match
  • Paid holidays, sick and vacation time